Duo commit to Bury

Date published: Friday 22nd May 2015 10:43

Midfielder Etuhu has penned a one-year extension to his current deal, keeping him at the JD Stadium until the end of the 2016/17 campaign while goalkeeper Lainton has signed a one-year deal.

Etuhu was a key performer in the Shakers’ promotion-winning campaign following his summer move from Barnsley, making 46 appearances as David Flitcroft’s men finished third in League Two.

Flitcroft told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted that Kelvin has extended his contract with us. By him signing the contract, it represents the progress being made at the club.

“He is a born leader and loves the responsibility in the dressing room and out on the pitch. Having played 46 games last season, Kelvin understands what we are about; he understands the drive that as a club, we have given him and where we want to be.

“Kelvin is the type of player that is not motivated by money, but by memories of a fantastic season, and that has played a massive part in his thought process in agreeing his extension.

“He is a highly respected member of the squad and well loved by all the staff and players. He has made connections with lots of people involved at the club and backs you 100 per cent in everything that we as staff ask him to do.

“He is a player that we know can progress with the club. His capture is a fantastic signing by the club and shows the progress being made.

“He drives for success and wants that success at Bury Football Club. With Kelvin now signed until 2017, we know this will alert our potential targets to make the decision to come to us. We are a progressive club and Kelvin has seen.”

Lainton was not as prominent in Bury’s successful season, making only 20 appearances, but Flitcroft was still pleased to have him on board for next year’s tilt at League One.

“Rob is an unsung hero to me, his mind-set and character is second to none,” he added. “Having played almost 50 per cent of a promotion winning season for us, he has proved to me that he is a worthy member of the squad for the new season.

“Despite bringing Nick Pope in on loan, Rob has continued to put 100 per cent into every training session and I was delighted to see the way he supported Nick Pope, on and off the field during the course of the season.

“Rob is a fantastic character in and around the dressing room and extremely popular with all the players and staff. He trains hard and has supported all the players every inch of the way through a tough campaign, he deserves to be a member of this squad and I am delighted to have him boxed off for next season.”

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